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Finance Apprentice PIB Group Services

We are excited to be recruiting for x2 Finance Apprentices to join our team in Retford. Prior finance experience is not required, and this opportunity is ideal for those looking to start a career in finance as you will get the opportunity to study for the AAT Level 3 professional qualification as part of your apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Study package including 20% of role dedicated to study and development, all initial study materials and exam submissions paid for. Initial professional registration paid for alongside annual professional subscriptions.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As well as support to successfully complete your apprenticeship which includes the AAT Level 3 qualification, the role will have a number of elements to it to help the successful candidates develop both as a finance professional but support their studies by doing it for real in their day job.  This includes:

  • Having a defined rotation plan where you will move to a different role within the wider team covering management accounts, treasury and accounts payable;
  • Being assigned a pastoral ‘buddy’ who will be going through, or have recently gone through, their apprenticeship with us. They will provide support in that critical first step of moving into an office environment and juggling studies at the same time as working.

You will be responsible for:

  • Understanding the whole supplier lifecycle including set-up, invoice processing, safe payment management, aged creditors management, how do deal with suppliers by e-mail, post and on the phone;
  • Managing bank payments and administration including setup, processing, account closing, transfer of direct debits, etc
  • Processing employee expenses and expense system administration
  • Learning about how we fund and purchase new businesses
  • Learning how bookkeeping works in a Group environment
  • Understanding how to do basic financial transactions
  • Producing monthly and ad-hoc management reports for the different business areas
  • Maintaining fixed assets registers
  • Working with a range of stakeholders in multiple financial service areas across multiple countries
  • External reporting including banks, VAT, tax, Office of National Statistics

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

This Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship is designed for those who would like to be formally trained or qualified in accounting practices. This programme includes the AAT Level 3 professional qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Over the initial 18 months, you will study for the AAT Level 3 professional qualification, as well as a Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship.  If you are then successful in passing the subsequent internal review, you will be eligible to proceed on to the Level 4 Professional Accountant apprenticeship programme for a further 18 months, which will see you studying for the AAT Level 4 Professional qualification.  Successful completion of this stage, will result in you having achieved the full AAT professional qualification



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Advanced MS Excel, Word and PP, Self-motivated and determined, Good grammar & written skills


A Level or equivalent x3 A-Levels, to include Maths (Grade C OR ABOVE) Essential

About the employer

As a company, PIB Group (‘PIB’) is a rapidly growing group of businesses across different elements of the insurance sector. The Group is growing rapidly both through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the insurance market. This is an exciting time to join PIB Group. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.


PIB Group Services


Rossington Business Park

West Carr Road


DN22 7SW


Rebecca Cook

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Assistant accountant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

A selection day including an interview and a group activity will take place on Tuesday 23rd August at our Retford office.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Aug 2022